They said it best...
"You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well...Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling." – The New York Times
"Vancouver is a city unlike any other. Wherever I look, I see water or mountains -- or both. And everyone looks so healthy." – The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"In winter, the heart of downtown [Vancouver] is 30 minutes from the ski slopes. In summer, sun seekers crowd its beaches and seaside promenades. And despite a rain-prone climate, it displays a perpetually sunny disposition. Consider it the supermodel of North American cities." – USA Today
"Vancouver is one of North America’s most under-rated tourist destinations. It is a modern, travel-friendly city with a unique mix of cultures. The relatively mild Pacific Northwest climate and an energetic restaurant and nightlife scene are other features that make this such an attractive city." – LowFares.com
Consider just a few reasons why you should plan a trip to Vancouver:
Olympic City - The International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver as the Host City for the XXI Winter Games. Athletes and spectators from around the world will gather in Vancouver and the alpine resort of Whistler in 2010 to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Selected for its beauty, accessibility, unlimited services and activities, Vancouver looks forward to hosting the world!
Spectacular & Safe Setting - Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canada is known for our people's friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round.
Exciting Activities - Catering to any interest throughout the year, you can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions - it's all waiting for you in Vancouver.
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Gateway to Adventure - With quick and easy access to Whistler Resort, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and of course, endless year round water and land sports, whether extreme sport or family fun, find your personal adventure here. Vancouver also is the home port for Alaska cruises May through October.
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Welcoming & Accessible - A vast multicultural population, endless activities, and excellent infrastructure, Vancouver is welcoming to all - families, couples, gay & lesbian travelers, and special needs visitors - everything is within reach. The Vancouver International Airport has consistently been rated as a top North American airport providing easy access from all over the world. Exceptional public transportation is overshadowed slightly by the convenience of Vancouver as a great walking city - clean, green, safe, and easily accessible!
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Superior Service & Value - Vancouver's hotels, restaurants and business community offer outstanding levels of service and product quality. Meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations is a top priority of Vancouver's businesses, providing friendly assistance every step of your trip. And with a consistently advantageous exchange rate on the Canadian dollar, you can have a world-class experience with superior value for your money!